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Family entertainment: On the calendar

2:38 PM, Jun. 4, 2013  |  Comments
Pinecrest Historical Village is hosting a vintage baseball game.
Pinecrest Historical Village is hosting a vintage baseball game.
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June 9

Cheer on the Manitowoc County Amateurs and the Greenbush Dead Citys as they play a baseball game using rules from 1860 at Pinecrest Historical Village, 924 Pinecrest Road, Manitowoc. The game will be held at 1:30 p.m. With its unkempt field, underhand pitching and no gloves, the scores can be extremely high. After the game, visitors are encouraged to join the players in practicing the vintage style game.

?The Manitowoc County Amateurs is a recreation of an early Manitowoc area team. Today, the team consists of local history supporters.

The Greenbush Dead Citys play every third Sunday at the Wade House in Greenbush.

The team begins its eighth season of play in 2013. The Greenbush Dead Citys are joined by the Eagle Diamonds, the Milwaukee Cream Citys and the Milwaukee Grays as charter members of the 19th-century baseball clubs of Wisconsin.

The game is included in the day's admission to Pinecrest Historical Village. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, $5 for children (6-17) and $18 for families (includes 2 adults and children under age 17). Call 920-684-4445 or visit manitowoccountyhistory.org.

SAVE THE DATE

Family golf offers youngsters the chance to develop skills in a sport that can be played for a lifetime. Here are five places where your crew can tee up together.

1. Marriott Golf Resorts. A yearlong series of one-day family golf events is under way at 32 Marriott golf destinations around the world. The sixth annual International Family Golf Festival encourages family members of all experience and age levels to join. Free golf instruction, clinics, interactive games and the chance to win prizes are all part of the program. Families can play at no charge after 3 p.m. as part of Marriott's Kids Golf-4-Free program. Children staying at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country also have access to instruction as part of the TOURAcademy Junior Golf Camps program. Check the website for festival dates and locations. Contact: jwsanantonio.com; marriottgolf.com

2. Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale, Ariz. Kids can make their way to the junior tees on three nine-hole tracks in a resort town where sun-drenched golf attracts professionals and part-time players. Youngsters age 15 and younger play free with a paying adult. Junior clubs, lessons and course activities are also available. Take a break from play to ride a gondola around the lake, take a two-wheeled spin through the nearby greenbelt or cool off in the water playground. Send your clubs directly to the pro shop via Shipsticks. Contact: 480-444-1234; scotts dale.hyatt.com; shipsticks.com

3. Pinehurst Resort, Pinehurst, N.C. The largest golf resort in America, Pinehurst sports junior tee markers and scorecards on all but one of eight courses. During the summer and holiday weeks, course No. 8 is reserved for families after 5 p.m. Ask about family clinics and free rentals for juniors. Contact: 800-487-4653; pinehurst.com

4. Hershey, Pa. Warm up on the miniature course before heading to the nine-hole Spring Creek Golf Course or the Hershey Country Club. Ask about family golf packages that include accommodations, play and sunset admission to Hersheypark. In addition to golf and theme park fun, consider a visit to ZooAmerica, a chocolate-theme spa experience or relaxing time by the pool. Contact: 800-437-7439; hersheypa.com

5. Resort at Squaw Creek, Olympic Valley, Calif. Your clan can swing away on the resort's Robert Trent Jones-designed course as part of the family golf program. Play a quick and no-stress round on the front nine from the family tees, located just 150 yards from the green. Kids can spend time in the Mountain Buddies program enjoying active pursuits while grown-ups take time for a full 18 holes. Contact: 530-583-6300; squawcreek.com

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